Overlooking the Hills of San Gimignano is the Tenuta IL Piano “The Plain”, with its panoramic views of San G’s Medieval Towers. It is here that the wines of the Carlesi Zucconi Family Winery are produced and one of the most rewarding Wine Tasting Tours is offered.Put Fattoria Il Piano on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Gimignano trip itinerary site.
Their winery has never been open to the public before and this year the family felt they would like wine enthusiasts to see their Estate. On a tour that takes 40-60 minutes you can see the magnificent underground cellar that was carved out of the earth by local workers in 1925, lined with hand baked bricks; the beautiful family chapel, whose cobalt and gold roof is on one of our wine labels; walk the Italian gardens that are being restored, the vineyards and the olive groves to a Tasting on the veranda, or inside if raining.
The soil comprises of Limestone under a great base of Sandstone with a mix of rich minerals, which creates perfect acidity and structure in our wines. Purchased by Pietro Carlesi; his son and daughter, with their children, continue what he started and are devoted to the production of fine wines and extra virgin olive oil from their land.
Guests are met on arrival by David Hughes; David is an English consultant working with Toscana Gusto to help develop the Wine Tastings and Wines to a high International Standard. He has over 30 years experience in the Wine Trade, so with his expert help you can taste the following.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano: with its bright fruit and crisp acidity.
Vittoria; our IGT Bianco is complex with round melon tones and a nutty finish.
Chianti Colli Senesi: expressing the Cherry tones and Asian Spice of the Sangiovese grape
Renzano 2006: the Super Tuscan with its elegance of plums and cassis, and a hint of vanilla and chocolate from the French Oak.
To finish there is our unsurpassed Vin Santo, aged for six years and taken with the home made cantucci or one of our three Grappas. Maybe a Caffè Corretto?
To compliment the wines we serve a selection of local foods; a light meal can be served if asked for.
Although specialising in small exclusive groups, as we like to offer individual attention, groups of up to sixteen can be accommodated.
We ship wines and oil all over the world so please ask about this service.
Do let us welcome you to our beautiful facilities so you can enjoy a unique Tuscan experience. Please feel free to contact us and we will be delighted to make an appointment for you. Prices on application.
Please phone us on (Italy 0039) 320 631 4655 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fattoria Il Piano reviews
Our wine tour and tasting with David was one of the favorite moments of our trip to Tuscany for our honeymoon! We highly recommend this activity. It was very private, personal, and intimate. We also..... more
Our wine tour and tasting with David was one of the favorite moments of our trip to Tuscany for our honeymoon! We highly recommend this activity. It was very private, personal, and intimate. We also..... more »
We made a stop by here while on a 'casual' bike tour through the area. After the cyprus lined hill climb, the wine stop was more than welcome! The place seemed closed but we saw the frame with phone..... more
We made a stop by here while on a 'casual' bike tour through the area. After the cyprus lined hill climb, the wine stop was more than welcome! The place seemed closed but we saw the frame with phone..... more »
The wine tasting and tour here was easily one of the highlights of our trip to Tuscany! David was so welcoming and really took his time to give us an interesting and personal tour of their wine making process. Plus the way they produce wine is unique and special in of itself so that really makes this place stand out on top of the great tasting/tour experience. The tasting was so relaxing with the beautiful views and some of the best food we had while in Tuscany. Hanging out with his dog Suleiman all morning was a cherry on top! Cannot recommend stopping here enough!
We booked a wine tasting for a large family group (10 people) and it was absolutely fantastic! The tour of the wine cellar and vineyards were fantastic and very informative and the wine tasting was amazing - plenty of wine and plenty of food. I would highly recommend this place with the most amazing view. The track up to the winery is a dirt track and quite steep but do not let that put you off.
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